Aignep USA, a manufacturer of pneumatic components, in March launched a new configurator for its line of NFPA cylinders. A function of Aignep USA’s website, the cylinder configurator lets customers provide specs for the cylinder they need, then provides a downloadable computer-aided design (CAD) model of the cylinder.
Prior to launching the cylinder configurator, Aignep USA had to email customers the CAD files after receiving requests by phone or email. With the new configurator, engineers configure the NFPA cylinder they need and download a 3D CAD model to spec into their designs, right from the website. The self-select method delivers customers the product model with the accurate part number and metadata built into the model. In addition, the configurator gives customers native outputs to more than 150 CAD and imaging formats, including PDF product data sheets with 3D interactive previews of the exact product.
“We want to make it really easy for engineers to customize the cylinder they need. They can go in and get the exact bore and stroke they want, with any accessory, and get the product download instantly,” said Corey Edmonson, marketing specialist at Aignep USA.
Headquartered in Fairview, Tenn., Aignep USA is the North American branch of the Italian manufacturer Aignep, which specializes in building pneumatic components, including universal push-to-connect fittings, valves, cylinders, couplers, pneumatic accessories and more.
The configurator was built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, which provides centralized 3D parts libraries and 3D product catalogs with digital CAD download technology.